OS X 10.11 El Capitan announced

[metaslider id=1930] Apple just announced OS X 10.11, El Capitan, which is the successor to OS X 10.10 Yosemite that was introduced last year. Among other things, Apple says it focused on two main components for this year’s update: experience and performance. As the name suggests, El Capitan, OS X 10.11 isn’t a major update, but […]

Android Pay announced to take on Apple Pay

During the Google IO 2015 conference in California on Thursday, Google announced Android Pay, the firm’s answer to Apple Pay that will allow customers to make purchases directly from their Android smartphones. Prior to Thursday, Android users had to rely on third-party options from manufacturers such as Samsung or Google Wallet. Google said Android Pay […]

Android M features native fingerprint reader support

Android M, which Google announced today at its I/O developers conference, will include fingerprint scanner support designed to work with the new Android Pay service. The new feature will make it easy for Android phones with fingerprint readers to support mobile payments. It’s also open to third-party developers who want to add that extra security […]

Cortana coming to iOS and Android

[metaslider id=1869] Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its smart voice assistant Cortana will soon be available for iOS and Android, marking the service’s first launch on a platform other than Windows. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore explained how Windows 10 will connect to Android and iOS devices in a short video clip published Tuesday. In it, he discusses a […]

We’ll have to wait until after the summer for a Windows 10 beta for Xbox One

Microsoft has been hard at work on its Windows 10 preview builds for PCs, tablets, and phones, but it is yet to show us how the new platform will be integrated into the Xbox One. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, we’ll have to wait until after the summer for that. When asked on Twitter […]

Apple confirms “Applebot” web crawler used for Siri, Spotlight

Apple recently confirmed that it has its own web crawler called “Applebot” that scours the Web for search results when a user queries Siri or Spotlight. Developers had first noticed Applebot as early as last November, but the company hadn’t discussed it publicly. Recently, however, Apple published details on what Applebot is, and what it’s […]

Apple apologizes for massive service outage affecting millions of people

Several of Apple’s services have been down since early Wednesday morning. Apple’s status page indicates that, since about 5:00 a.m. Eastern time, the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store and Mac App Store have been experiencing a major outage. Likewise, iCloud Mail and iCloud Account & Sign in were down for a few hours, but […]